Denbigh St Mary

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Exterior photograph of Denbigh - St Mary's church

St. Mary

Santes Fair

Ordnance Survey Reference:

SJ 050661

Listed:

Grade II*

Pre-1974 county:

Denbighshire

1974 to 1996 county:

Clwyd

Post-1996 county:

Denbighshire

The foundation stone of St. Mary's church (which was intended to replace St. Hilary's) was laid on 6 July 1871. The consecration service was due to take place on 29 January 1874; but on 27 January 1874, the Bishop of St. Asaph announced that he would not conduct the ceremony, because he considered that a panel of the reredos "had a somewhat ritualistic tendency". Eventually the panel was removed, and after a delay of almost two years, the Bishop consecrated the church on Tuesday, 7 December 1875. There were further interruptions during the consecration service.

St. Mary's now serves, to all intents and purposes, as the parish church of Denbigh.

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